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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Tumble Dryer?

Matthew
Updated 06 October 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Tumble Dryer?

Whirlpool is well known for its microwaves, hobs, fridge freezers and washing machines. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Maytag, Bauknecht, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint Tumble Dryers.

We've collated all the key information on Whirlpool tumble dryers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 5,000 user and expert reviews and 9 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 tumble dryers to impartially compare each tumble dryer brand.

The average price of a new Whirlpool tumble dryer is $900.

Is Whirlpool the Best Tumble Dryer Brand?

So are Whirlpool tumble dryers any good? We give every tumble dryer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all tumble dryers we are able to impartially rank all the tumble dryer brands.

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 7 best tumble dryer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 7th best tumble dryer brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
171 reviews
#2
South Korea
92%
92%
149 reviews
#3
Asko
72%
72%
0 reviews
#4
Germany
67%
67%
163 reviews
#5
Germany
67%
67%
186 reviews
#6
United States
65%
65%
730 reviews
#7
United States
64%
64%
6 reviews
#8
United States
63%
63%
156 reviews

Let's look at how Whirlpool tumble dryers compare to the other tumble dryer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All tumble dryer Brands
Whirlpool Tumble Dryers

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool tumble dryers available compared to other tumble dryer brands, with only 1 Whirlpool tumble dryer currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool tumble dryers also tend to be more expensive than most other tumble dryer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Whirlpool have worse reviews than the typical tumble dryer brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool tumble dryer being 66%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool tumble dryer is $85 (based on a person typically doing 5 tumble dries per week), which makes them less efficient than most other tumble dryer brands.

No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$726
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,499
Price Distribution of All Tumble Dryers
No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$900
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,149
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Tumble Dryers

What Do the Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Whirlpool tumble dryer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Whirlpool and then compared this to the other tumble dryer brands.

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Whirlpool logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
1

Over 100% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for Whirlpool tumble dryers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 87% respectively across all Tumble Dryer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool tumble dryers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other tumble dryer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Blomberg AEG Whirlpool Samsung Miele
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
100%
1 review
Average
100%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Tumble Dryers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Whirlpool tumble dryers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular tumble dryer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Number of Awards Blomberg AEG Whirlpool Samsung Miele
Which? logo
3
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Total
3
1
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Tumble Dryers?

We checked over 5,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool tumble dryers. 80% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool tumble dryer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% of reviewers think Whirlpool tumble dryers are reliable.

So, most people think that Whirlpool tumble dryers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Whirlpool tumble dryers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
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NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
ao.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Tumble Dryer?

Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW

$899.95
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Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW
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Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW
15kg
CAPACITY
70dB
NOISE LEVEL
740mm
WIDE
$407
OVER 10 YEARS
E

A great mid range choice, priced at $899.95 is the Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Huge drum capacity (15kg)
A+ drying class
Anti-Crease function

A very economical to run and fully featured vented fairly noisy tumble dryer, drum capacity and with the latest technology.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Running Costs
$410 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the 3LWED4705FW in the US is $899.95 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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